“Making Smart Choices: Disaster Risk Reduction at Home and Abroad
Between 2000 and 2011, more than 2.7 billion people were affected by and $1.3 trillion dollars was lost due to disasters. Earthquakes, floods, droughts, and cyclones are natural hazards believed to be natural disasters that can’t be prevented. The concept of Disaster Risk Reduction states that while we can’t prevent a hazard from happening, we can prevent it from becoming a disaster by investing in measures to mitigate the impact of these hazards on communities. By knowing the risks, reducing the exposure to hazards, managing land and the environment wisely, and improving preparedness and early warning for adverse events, organizations can reduce the risk of disasters caused by natural hazards and ensure that their communities are more resilient when a natural hazard occurs.
RMG has developed many Emergency Response Preparedness Plans for a range of industry and public partners. Our sister company Emergency Services International (ESI) has provided disaster response services both nationally and internationally since 2002. RMG provides Disaster Risk Reduction Planning, Training and procedural services for operations and home and overseas. Contact us today for an overview of international Disaster Risk Reduction best practices. In addition to reviewing your risk management requirements our experts will discuss how domestic organizations can collaborate with public and private sectors and through a variety of activities to align their preparedness efforts with Disaster Risk Reduction principles. Contact us today for your risk management and risk reduction needs.